Roe Highway Upgrade (Tonkin Highway to Orrong Road)

 

Latest news

The following closures are required:

​Location​Timeframe​Impact
​Tonkin Highway southbound exit to Roe Highway westbound

​16 to 19 January

8pm to 5am

  • ​Closed
  • Detour in place
​Orrong Road entry ramp to Roe Highway northbound

​20 and 21 January

8pm to 5am

 

Overview

We have progressively developed Roe Highway over more than 15 years as part of Perth’s strategic freight network. This upgrade project will address a current ‘pinch point’ in the network and will encourage free flowing traffic.

The project supports the staged development of the broader Perth Freight Link route from Muchea to Fremantle and reinforces the Government’s commitment to improving safety and reducing congestion for all road users in Perth’s southern suburbs.

 

Project timing  

Work is underway and the new lanes are expected to open to traffic in February 2017.

 

Scope

The project will upgrade a two kilometre section of Roe Highway from Tonkin Highway to Orrong Road. Works will include:

  • Widening the existing road with additional lanes in each direction
  • Installing a new bridge over the freight railway near Sheffield Road
  • Providing a new off-road shared path for cyclists and pedestrians

 

Funding

The $41 million project is funded as part of the $1.575 billion Perth Freight Link project, with McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd awarded the construction contract.

Benefits

Project benefits will include:

  • Improved traffic times
  • Improved road safety
  • Better cycling and pedestrian facilities
  • Landscaping and revegetation works

 

Publications

Project map - February 2016

Project overview - February 2016

 

Further information

More information will be made available on this site as the project progresses. For enquiries please call us on 138 138.

 

Modified: 17 Jan 2017